Solar plus storage: With SolarCity deal, Tesla aims to speed clean energy transition

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By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive

For Elon Musk, it was “kind of an obvious thing to do.”

On Monday, energy storage and electric vehicle provider Tesla announced it has made an offer to buy SolarCity, the largest residential solar installer in the United States.

The move would turn Tesla into a vertically-integrated clean energy company, with operations in the manufacture, sale and operation of products spanning from energy production to storage and consumption. Click to read more.

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